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GOLDENDALE, Wash.  – The 2,100-acre Junction Fire burning south of Goldendale since Thursday night is now 67 percent contained, but firefighting efforts are being challenged by high winds and temperatures and low humidity, according to the Klickitat County Department of Emergency Management.

SEATTLE — Predictions of an early wildfire season have come true in the Northwest as low snowpack levels, record warm temperatures and very dry conditions have helped fuel blazes weeks earlier than usual.